Mother Eel vs NICKELBACK : Remastered Live [Jonathan Davis 'future metal' Edition]
Limited to 1000 downloads.
An old fashioned musical battle, a rock fight, if you will. Mother Eel battle against two microphones, bad placement and enough electricity to blow out all the lights in your home.. leaving you in fearful darkness, primitive and perfectly ready to subject yourself to the experience ahead. Although the experience is poorly captured here. This recording being a mere.. 'capturing' or 'archive' that the band felt would benefit people that hear it.
The true story behind this recording is a long one, so we won't tell it here. Instead, we will tell you this story. Behind the epic and mighty Crypt Designers Guild studios waits a caked earth and ancient stonework labyrinth of chambers and spaces and voids. It is here that Mother Eel rehearses, hauling epic amounts of gear deep underground and chilling their drinks in long forgotten rivers, near frozen beneath the parched earth and rock above.
"Blather really took it this time."
Lodged in a tight corner, with some makeshift acoustic treatment, Mother Eel belted out vs NICKELBACK in glorious fashion, only to be captured by two fairly suspect microphones placed haphazardly in the space, and then brutishly eq'd and mastered, remastered, and then remastered again. Finally, to be remixed and remastered another time.
This remaster has been provoked by the urgency of demand for this release, ticking through the Depleted Uranium Edition at a blinding speed of intense darkness. Then it was no longer time for hiding behind petty previous editions, now was the time. Here and now, then. It was the time for a dark special edition, even more live than the previous two editions, to be consumed at volume and for days. Now is the future. This is the Jonathan Davis 'future metal' Edition. Remastered. Live.
Employ your graphic equaliser settings as you feel necessary, but always make sure that you make sure the volume is well turned up.
The Here and Now Edition was VERY well received by the mainstream media with Allmusic reviewer Liana Jones complimenting "what gives the group an upper hand over its peers is intensity and raw passion... vs Nickelback ups the ante by offering realistic storytelling that listeners can relate to." ChartAttack credits the band's success to knowing their target audience: "Nathan Kenna is a genius because he knows exactly what people want and precisely how far he can go. He turned out an extremely racy virtual 7" that's loaded with songs about gettin' drunk and doin' it all without breaking any taboos, and with enough love and moral authority to grease its passage into the mainstream. Rejoice, North America. This is your world." Billboard gave praise to the band: "The bulletproof vs Nickelback provides affordable fun that promises good returns in hard times."*
Expect even better reviews for the Jonathan Davis 'future metal' Edition.
Effectively a double A-Side record, vs NICKELBACK consists of both vs NICKELBACK and vs Mother Eel. Each side plays as one track, but has the track listing below.
1. Another Face For Beating
2. An Unintelligent Mediocre Mass
3. Aim Younger, Aim Dumber
vs Mother Eel
1. Engulfing, Enthroned and Mighty Darkness of the Growing Phallus
2. I Hate You Because You Fuck Grapefruit
3. Mouth Milk
5. Malzar Khan
At the time of recording, Mother Eel were...
Tom "Judas of Bass" Hungerford - Bass & Lead Squeals/Woos, Backing Squeals/Woos, Squeals/Woos
AJ "Blather" - Drums & Swallowing Microphones, Stick Tormentor, Satin
Nathan "Jesus of Guitar" Kenna - Guitar & Lead Skinny Bloke Making Out He's A Tough Guy Vocals
Brother "Cowgirl" Agony - Old Bloke Vocals & Processing/Noises + Sonic Assaults + Wank
Each side recorded in five minutes in an outdoor toilet using two microphones, four people, and devices for abuse. Video recordings of dubious quality may well exist but are NOT endorsed by the band. Originally mastered by Mother Eel. Remaster mastered by some intoxicated person. This remaster remastered by Ham Fisted Brute Force with Mother Eel, all from the original master tapes. Further additional vocals from the original recording in 2007 have been included here. Flaws in there capture are merely artefacts that indicate crucial things, easily ignored.
This Edition remastered live in a narrow space beneath a house. Further devices were abused. Throats were irritated in the darkness, beneath the floor boards.
Recorded by Mother Eel, Mastered by pernicious sovereign.
Mother Eel vs NICKELBACK is the twenty sixth (26th) release on the futuristic virtual label, Crypt Designers Guild (CDGa026), and the seventh (7th) release on Agitator Records (FFR 007). It is also our first virtual 7" record. Originally released in 2009, this remaster was released in early 2012.
ALWAYS PLAY AT MAXIMUM VOLUME. You are wasting your time listening to this at low or medium volumes.
Music for EVERYONE.
*Not all quotes actually about Mother Eel actually about Mother Eel but still all accurate and appropriate.